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>> chris is the brains of the operation. we know that. >> brian: chris, you are the brains of the operation. wow, save this tape. no one said that to chris. >> have a great show. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ >> gretchen: good morning, everyone. it is the middle of the week. it is wednesday october 10th, i am gretchen carlson. thank you for sharing part of your day today. a stunning rift between the white house and hillary clinton's state department. the state department dropping the bomb shell. we never believed that the libya attacks was part of a protest. >> steve: that's new. actress stacey dash that had paul ryan on the telephone. he called up the actress who was attacked for supporting mitt romney. you think president obama will do the same thing for sandra
fluck. >> brian: forget halloween and politics it is all about the october surprise. starting with this guy and it happened every year since. what will it be in 2012? if i knew i wouldn't ruin it for you. "fox and friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". >> steve: you know what could be an october surprise is if big bird comes out and said he is for mitt romney. >> gretchen: the people at sesame street said they are not for any cand date. they don't want esident obama's adto continue to run and they are asking for it to come down. >> brian: obama people are thinking about it >> maybe that is because it was panned by both sides of the aisle. >> brian: we listened to it on radio yesterday.
it sounds like steven colbear or jon stewart it sounds like a total comedy nothing to do with either side. >> steve: they feature three people from wall street, evil villians. >> brian: madav and ken lay. >> steve: all indicted and dealt with by the bush administration. >> brian: i clicked on the wall street scandal cards. >> gretchen: one word. distraction. maybe that's why they are doing? >> brian: i whan you mean. i wasn't paying attention. >> gretchen: looking at your ties. >> steve: all for breast cancer awareness month. october. >> gretchen: let's get headlines. a man wearing a bullet-proof vest and flame retardant pants. arrested in the los angeles international airplane. he was stopped by custom agents after arriving from a flight from japan.
they found smoke grenade and hatchet and body bag and knifes and more. he was heading home to boston. investigators are trying to figure out what he was to do with those things. did cia have a double agent inside of al-qaida. he is a former radicical. and he teamed up to the cia. storm had close ties to the sy that president obama knew his name and he sent al-awlaki a usd stick to help track him there. is no comment from the cia. >> brian: we heard there was somebody inside. >> gretchen: could the book close on affirmative action for colleges? the supreme court will hear case on race and college.
its around abigal fisher. and said the university of texas rejected her and admitted minority students instead . for one little girl dreams come true. >> yeah. [applause] >> gretchen: i don't know if i can read this guy. army major danny banks surprising his daughter. he was gone eight months eight month in afghanistan. she dreamed that her dad surprised her at school. he just finished his tour. >> gretchen: i see my kids do that when my husband is gone two days. >> steve: happy reunion of that family. there are hearings of what happened in libya in the house was representatives later today. keep in mind there was a
terror attack our consulate in benghazi on september 11th of this year. yet a few days after that susan rice argued that the united nations ambassador said it was about the movie. it was a spontanous event. but the intelligence community had information that it was a terrorist strike. the state department yesterday had an admission. they had an admission . timpt is bizarre. the secretary of state heads up the state department. how were senior state department officials on the record on the eve of this big testimony refuting claims by the administration members of a deadly attack in libya was provoked by the anti-islam video. wait a second. secretary of state indicated that . un ambassador rice said to every sunday show that would listen and put a mike on her.
it is a major story where the hired help are against the full-time help before fingers being be pointed. >> gretchen: maybe they thought there would not be questions. in the past there haven't been questions with the things going on in the administration . maybe they thought it would blow over and no one would ask questions. now members was congress going over to libya to find out what is going on. congressman chaffetz that was on the show yesterday . senator mccain and senator john kerry who wants more answers about what is going on. i think today. if you think the election changed from the debate. this could change the scope of the election 28 days away if more bomb shell hearings come out. >> brian: before anyone goes to congress. i don't know how they go to work. you guys, i knew right away this was not anything to do
with the movie. here is former un secretary. john bolton on what happened and how bad this could be. >> when the state department's career bureaucracy takes on a leftist democratic administration and tries to separate itself from the liberal white house, you know the white house has a big problem and i think the testimony tomorrow is going to be very damaging for the administration, whether it was a flat out cover up that involved deception or >> steve: you have to figure. and you can see the picture of hillary clinton. she is the head of the department of state. and you have to figure she would like to be president. she doesn't need this kind of a scandal in the end of her tenure as secretary of state . keep in mind. susan rice works for her. did hillary clinton say you go out on the sunday shows and do
this? she does work for department of state. >> gretchen: or does she? >> steve: you have to figure it was one of the people inside of the white house, look we have intelligence that shows that is probably what happened and you need to go on the sunday schools. >> brian: i have a better theory. if it was true and she is a senior person of the state department she should have done the sunday shows. un ambassador should not have done the shows because she carries so much weight and she knew so little or she would willing to say an untruth. if you leave secretary of state clinton out to try, the most valuable member of the reelection campaign is bill clinton and you mess with his wife, barack obama -- >> gretchen: maybe that's why hillary clinton was not doing that sunday talk show. we don't know why she was not
out there. >> steve: she may not have been comfortable. >> gretchen: or maybe she did. >> steve: there are stories that there was cia intelligence that suggested it was a case of spontanous demonstration that grew ugly and it was a number of hours it was realized that it was not the case. and in the meantime trying to set things straight and straighten out the table, the state department had a conference call on benghazi. unfortunately fox news was excluded from the conference call. that never happens, later we understand apparentlyy the state department called and apologized. we are sorry. >> gretchen: maybe because fox investigated the story from the beginning. katherine has been on top of this thing and breaking a lot of the news, maybe that is one of the reasons why you are not included. >> brian: i agree. we get all of the internal back and forth and
explanation. i will say this is what is difference. cbs on the ground originally said the story didn't add up cnn got the journal and lambasted by the secretary of state's staffer for putting it forward and said it was news worthy and not personal. they took on every news agency including us on this story and now all guns including the state department pointed in the administration. >> gretchen: because the way the state department answered this question yesterday: do you agree with the white house on the conclusion that the attack was sparked by the video instead of a planned terrorist attack and the state department said you would have to ask others. that was not our conclusion. >> steve: they have got themselves a scandal with a month before the election . and we told you yesterday about a actress that appeared.
she played dee in clueless. it turns out, she who once upon a time supported barack obama and she now supports mitt romney. >> brian: she had death slams. >> steve: who wound up contacting paul ryan. and then later there was this tweet. had a great conversation with stacey dash. thank you for your support. >> gretchen: paul ryan had a personal experience like stacey dash in college . he dated an africa-american woman. and he said he could understand that sort of an attack when you do something that other people do not agree with? >> brian: for some reason, on the 5 yesterday that was my block and i put it upif you
believe it is okay to make your choice, you could not get into her twitter account. when i watched the governor and his wife on meet the press, they seemed authentic and genuine and the need for us to be unite move forward. just normal every day people are backing her on twitter and the celebrity community is attacking her on twitter. >> steve: one of the interesting things. one of the last young women who stood up for what she believed was sandra. the president called her after she was attacked in various venues and it will be interesting to see if the president of the united states calls her, way to go for standing up for what you move. >> brian: it would be a great move. >> steve: it would be a classy
move. >> gretchen: danin on hannity. an africa-american conservative woman, she said the real war on women is against the conservative africa-american women. a dying woman put through the ringer by the tsa trying to take the last trip of her life. >> brian: can you say john f. kennedy. dick morris is here with the facts. ♪ ♪ hooked on a feeling. ♪ i am high on believing. ♪ that you are in love with me. and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy.
research poll. the president's lead has vanished. the president's lead is erased with women voters that he is now tide with mitt romney. here to explainn what is happening. dick morris, former advisor to president obama and his new book is here comes the black helicopters and un governance and loss of freedom. >> thank you. >> gretchen: the game changing situation of this debate is astounding? >> yes, the media is spinning as obama lost and i think mitt romney won. you think about it. american people never had a good look at mitt romney. the last republican debate was in january or february and many independent and democrats didn't watch the republican convention and many of the
democrats and independents didn't tune in and romney that is characterized as a fearsome creature, they saw the real romney and what a reasonable nice guy he is and level head good ideas, i think the country liked him and that is a bond like the one reagan established. that is responsible for the flip. >> gretchen: carter versus reagan? >> that is a key example. carter was winning all in september and all of october. an october 27th, he was six points ahead and one week later he lost by nine and the intervening thing there was the debate. carter's campaign characterized reagan has a bomb thrower who would destroy the world. they saw reg oonand they realized it was not the case. they formed a bond with reagan
and that's the same kind of bond with romney now. >> how do you explain the females? the married women tend to go for mitt romney and single women tend to vote democratic. and as a majority they haven't gone for a republican since 1992. how can it be after one debate there is a huge shift. >> i think that people did not know romney. it is the back fire from obama's campaign. obama asked people to think horrible thingings. tax cheat and loves to lay off people and loves to lay off people all in favor of the rich . they heard romney explain himself, and explain the depth of his compassion and the strength of his feeling, the rest of the country got to know him. >> gretchen: could it be that women are thinking about the economy and not just contraception which was what
the democrat platform was. they heard about the economy in that debate. >> they had the economy on their mind all along. most of the job loss has been among women. they have had that on their mind and people particularly women wanted to do something different about the economy and change. but they were worried about romney and so they couldn't make the transition . the debate moved them closer and the transition became easier. >> gretchen: dick will stay around. bob beckle said biden will beat paul ryan leak a drum. and the law said you can't kick her out. we are not kidding. ♪ ♪ ♪ here i am. ♪ back in the middle with you. ♪
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>> the search for a missing student in boston ends in trag they discovered the body of john daley chained to a sement block. the grad student disappeared a week ago. overnight 12th death reported in the deadly menigitus outbreak, the latest in florida. there are 119 cases in 10 different states and as many as 13,000 may have received the tainted shot and they need to keep an eye on things for the next month. >> brian: 24 minutes after the hour. the president is trailing in
the polls and the president is on biden to reset the race. can he go p against paul ryan. dick morris, do you agree with that match up that the pressure is on biden. or do vp debates not matter. >> it should be biden against biden. no need to bring it in to this. biden can savage himself. this does matter tremendously. romney made a sale in the last debate and ryan was really the author of his program and the architect of what he is push ryan is so articulate and capable he can cement that sale. once that happens, the election is over. i think he can do a great deal. >> gretchen: he doesn't have the experience joe biden has.
he's been on capitol hill and been in debate situations before. you think that nerves can play into this at all or is ryan used to be on center stage. >> ryan is well used to it. >> steve: he's a whiz kid. >> he is. this is a unique situation. you have the architect of the program on defending it. >> brian: the other thing is, if paul ryan . joe biden hasn't done an interview in five months and six days to prepare. >> not to prepare. they wanted him off of the road for six days. >> brian: he's not -- not been on for months. >> my book the black helicopters came out yesterday. we know that obama is raising taxes in his second term if he has it. the book said the un is going to impose a new form of taxation and do a income tax
for billionaires and do away financial transaction tax that said every time you buy a stock or bond or currency you may a robin hood. tax on cigarettes and off shore oil drill tax on u.s. airline that is land in europe and all be done by treaty which means the president's signature. the senate's consent and the house. the republican house has nothing to do with it. i believe that obama's second term and lame duck strategy will be able to create global gloverance and impose through treaty the gun controls and tax increases that he cannot get through a republican house. >> steve: check it out. here come the black helicopters bound to be a new york times best seller. thank you very much. congratulations . >> brian: three minutes before the top of the hour. want to buy a gun or ammo?
♪ >> steve: the shot of the moment. media. of all of the photos they took of mitt romney they show this one. he was preparing to pose with the students in fairfield elementary . turns out that little girl was making that face because she was surprised he was sitting down directly in front of her. the new york times had a picture of romney with kids. >> brian: that was front page. bizarre photo. the poll numbers looking good
for mitt romney. they have to make him look bad. they use awkward photos. there were photos and showing them to get together and embrace. it was a normal meet and greet with a family and a cand date. >> gretchen: you mean the first picture. >> brian: that looks awkward hands out early. and new york times front page. but if you watch the video there is nothing awkward about that meeting. >> gretchen: picture makes it look like he is far away. >> brian: hands out early. >> gretchen: we know that politics is all about imagery, folks that has transformed good or bad over the last couple of deck aleds as we saw thingos television and debates and thinking back to other october surprises. one of them had to do with the televised debate which was
nixon-kennedy. first in nixon and mcgovern when kissinger announced there was peace in vietnam and that changed everything. that was an october surprise and nixon didn't agree with it. >> steve: he said peace at hand . democrats called foul. henry kisser said peace is at hand. >> brian: watergate happened before and derailed laterr the entire term. and fast forward to 1980, jimmie carter against ronald reagan. and big story was the hostage release gave birth to night line and also birth to the american wondering would today be the day. october day right before the election came the release of the hostages. >> steve: surprise was, that republicans thought jimmie carter was sitting on the release of the hostages. he worked out a deal with the iranian to get them loose.
he hadn't . 144 days and ronald reagan they were. >> gretchen: on the day of inauguration of ronald reagan. it feels like 2000, bush-gore. five-days came the revelation that george bush was arrested for an old drunk while driving. >> brian: dwi. driving while intoxicate the poems close we saw what happened. two monthses of not knowing who the president was. >> steve: two months later president bush squaring off with john kerry. and osama bin laden tape just a few days before election. john kerry told the associated press it changed the entire dynamic andagitated people over 9/11 . of course, john kerry lostt. >> brian: but kerry thought it was going to help him and in the end they felt more secure
with the other guy. >> steve: meanwhile, the guitarist for the who. pete townsend is a true musical icon. in his candid memior called who i am. he reveals the highs and lows of his life and what was going on on and off the stage. i sat down less than 24 hours ago with the talented guitar hero peat townsend. i was surprised to learn in reading your book you considered naming the band the hair. would your book be called hair i am. >> hair i am not in my case. ♪ >> steve: where did that come from. >> hair was the thing in 1963 or 64. that was the thing. boys had hair . boys growing their hair. there was a point where we
were fine with the idea of the who is a good name and hair was a good name, too. i have to say. we thought we would use both. >> steve: who hair? >> no hair who. >> steve: not only do people like it when you smash a guitar and it makes a cool noise. >> the fact they like it it is symbolism of the act in a sense and that is the thing that struck me. i looked for the fact is it a gimand i can working artistically and is this doing this or on that? >> steve: you were destroying your pocket book. they were a fortune? >> that didn't matter. >> steve: it is only money. and i surprised the windmill thing. you stole it. note ♪
>> we were supporting and keith richards was limbering off at the curtain to stretch himself and i thought it was a beautiful move went to see him a couple of weeks later and he didn't do it again, and i said you didn't do the windmill thing and he went what? >> i got it. it is mine. >> steve: when i was a kid i loved the band, the who, because you guys were cool, you had so much talent, and you had so much money and so much fame, please tell me being you is awful. >> i am happy then >> chris: were you happy then? >> not really. >> steve: you had money and people. >> we didn't have a lot of money and we didn't make money for a long, long time. >> steve: of the band who did you like the most?
>> the one i was closest, to and i write about him with love and affection and sadness in the book. i had known him since i was 11 and we played together in a band. >> steve: what about roger? >> we are good now. >> the man reason we didn't get along not because of the tense dynamic on the stage, it was because i had the creatative. i was the creative engine and roger was a creative guy and still is, i can't write songs without the people. >> steve: roger has good hair. >> you have good hair. >> steve: thank you very much. >> you have really good. >> steve: i know keith moon died of heroin and was fantastic. tell me about the idea on a hotel balconyelet's dive in. >> he just flip jumped in the
pool. great idea. flip jumped in the pool . i am going toward the edge of the pool and wiggly and skid on my back and i went in. keith, for godchrist's sake i could have killed himself. he said you should have practiced. >> steve: we do a "fox and friends" concert seris and starts in may. and i have been authorized by fox news channel to pay you 1,000 for you and the rest of the band to reunite on "fox and friends" next summer am you do that. >> no. >> steve: $1500? and don't make me negotiate. >> it is just a no. >> steve: brew is over. [laughing] >> steve: i think we came that close to having the who? >> gretchen: that was a great interview. loved the stuff i never knew
about him. he has a good sense of humor. >> steve: i have a book about the who would you like to read it? it is different than the book about the hair. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox and friends" from water and environment friendly plants what if we told you it was a myth. our next guest said he can prove it? >> brian: romney cutting funding to big bird. but what if it took millions to create jobs and only created two, barely two? ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self?
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>> gretchen: 45 minutes after the top of the hour. a dying woman put through the ringer by the tsa as she tries to take the last trip of her life. she said agents lifted her shirt and ripped band ages and punctured her saline bag in front of everyone in line. she asked for a private creen she was denied. >> said the location was fine and i did everything they asked me to do. i didn't think it was going to be a issue. >> gretchen: the tsa said any passenger screening, they should granted one. >> how about tax on ammo? they are looking to enact a fee on the constitutional right to bear arms. the county board president wants a violence tax to close the budget hole and reduce the number of guns on the streets. critics said the tax will
prevent people from exercising the right. >> brian: con-- our next guest prove it is a bunch of hypocrites. editor of real clear science. and co-author of science left behind and feel good fallacy on the left. you think it is a problem when scientist are activity. >> scientist are great at science but not proposing policy. when you consider policy implications you are to consider things other than science like economics and legal matters and sometimes scientist become politically actve it turns off the public and undermine the scientific process. >> brian: like the global warming scam. scientist derailed the whole movement? >> i don't think global warming is a scam but it is
problematic when scientist publicly endorse certain policies. like the carbon tax or certain policies that may turn off the public . there are other solutions to global warm climate change. when scientist endorse public policy they step outside of their area of expertise. >> brian: and they use the eracer to further their agenda. toilets help to conserve water if you keep it low. what is the truth? >> low flow toilets don't work. ran paul went on a rant about how the toilets don't work. he's right. toilet use and water use in our homes account for 12 percent of the water in want country used. most is for irrigatio farming and power plants . so the consequence of having a low flow toilet and every little bit counts you have sue knowledge back ups in cities
like san francisco. it smells like rotten eggings. >> brian: what about wind farms. it can affect the bird population. >> yes, windmills kill 300,000 birds annually. in new york city 90,000 birds run in windows and die. if you look at the country 500 million die. our cats kill 500 million birds. when they are opposed to wind power. we are talking point000 percent of all fatalities. >> brian: guys you can fly and cats can't. and climate change and droelectric power causes climate change, is that the truth? >> no, it is a great source of energy and yes, upsuts the fish and disrupts rivers. but it helps to reduce
greenhouse gases. in seattle 90 percent of our electricity is from hydroenergy power. they don't know what they are talking about. >> brian: thank you for the book and sharing your information. >> thank you. >> brian: straight ahead. members of the military may not have their voices heard in this election. and the president can't seem to stop talking about saving big bird. but he will not talk about how much stimulus cash he gave to sesame street to create barely any jobs. charles pane will be in here to talk about that shortly if i know that hallway. ♪ ♪
>> gretchen: big bird had enough. sesame street say toth president stop using us in the ads. is the president putting the beloved bird in jeopardy. charles payne is here to break it down. sesame street saying stop putting out the adthat attacks mitt romney. >> they are not supposed to take any lines. and they are a-political. they get a lot of money from the federal government and they have a special tax status and that is spoyced not be involved in politics . obviously no one in the administration got permission. >> steve: you think the
president of the united states a lawyer would know you can't use the images without asking their permission. and mitt romney brought up a good point. mitt romney said he would stop funding to corporation like that. all of those characters are gold mines. >> are you kidding me? think approximate that why are we giving sesame street money and depive them a nickel? anybody can take sesame street and look at the muppets it is a gold mine and they could have their own network . you say you guys are no longer special on, on the doyle. they could have a sesame seed channel. that's how popular they are. >> gretchen: people would be stunned to know they received one million in stimulus money >> and on top of all of the
other. >> gretchen: it created 1.4 jobs. how can you be? >> if you look at stimulus act and job recovery numbers and you can go to the websites. we have 300 construction jobs and after that five permanent. it is 800,000 a job. >> brian: if you look at the debate and the only thing mitt romney called him out on is the green jobs. the stimulus jobs show lack of super vision and leadership. >> the real green jobs and if you call a bus driver a natural gas green job. there are so few real true honest to goodness green jobs created and the billions that are poured into it is abysmal. mitt romney brought it up. 90 billion. hirets t is either vanity, a payoff or something
disingenious. >> steve: you mentioned the images on lunch boxes. how about a bib for a grand new grand daughter. >> oh, man look at that. thanks a lot. >> we call you gramps? >> i don't feel like a grandfather. if is beautiful. my first grand kid. i don't know what to say. >> brian: does he have a 529? >> she will have everything. my goal in life is to make sure she has a silver spoon. thank god and i will happy for my daughter who had a tough pregnancy. thanks a lot. >> steve: congratulations. straight ahead on this wednesday morning, a woman returns home to find a strange woman sleeping in her bed. the law said she can't kick her out . chris christie has a message
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>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. today is wednesday, october 10, 2012. i'm gretchen carlson. the ever changing story changing again. the state department now denying it ever sought the movie was the motive for the attack on our consulate in libya. who is telling the truth now? the state department or the white house? hours from finding out. >> brian: he's been quiet since the convention, but governor chris christie is back with a message for the president. >> you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago you've earned. >> brian: he's not alone. brand-new numbers from the swing state voters. >> steve: they fight for your freedom, but now they are perhaps being robbed of their right to vote. wait until you hear about the disservice being done to our members of the military regarding the ballot box. "fox & friends," hour two for wednesday, starts right now.
>> gretchen: good morning, everyone. hope you're gonna have a great middle of the weekday. we'll kick off this hour with headlines. we have a lot of politics to talk about. a man wearing a bullet proof vest was arrested at lax airport. what was in his bag is more disturbing. he was stopped by customs after arriving electric japan. here is what they found. a smoke grenade like this, body bags, a biohazard suit, handcuffs, knives a hatchet, and more. the u.s. citizen was heading home to boston. investigators are trying to figure out what he planned to do with that stuff, but say he's not cooperating with police. did the c.i.a. have a double agent working inside al-qaeda? a danish man says he is a former radical who was turned by danish intelligence and teamed up with the c.i.a. to infiltrate
al-qaeda and said he had such close ties to the c.i.a. that president obama knew his name. he also claims he sent on war al-awlaki a u.s. stick that helped track him down. he says al-awlaki's wife and love of perfume would lead the u.s. to the terrorist who was killed in a drone strike. he overnight a 12th death reported in the deadly meningitis outbreak. the layest in florida. there are now at least 119 cases in ten states. as many as 13,000 people may have received that tainted shot linked to the outbreak. lawmakers calling for a probe and tighter restrictions on compounding companies like the one in massachusetts that made the contaminated shots. imagine you're away for a year and you come home to find this. a stranger sleeping in your bed. heidi peterson said the squatter moved in a month ago, put up pictures, reworked the plumbing and won't leave. peterson, her one-year-old son and the squatter sleep under the
same roof. >> she thinks that this is a program in detroit to take people's homes and fix them up and she gets to keep them. >> gretchen: huh? under the law, a homeowner cannot remove a squatter by force. peterson says she's in the process of filing a civil action in court to prove it's her property and to try to evict the lady that. is so crazy, it's hard to believe that the law would be on the side of the squatter. apparently so. >> steve: squatters, sleepers, what's the difference? >> brian: rift between president obama's white house and hillary clinton state department may be the first real evidence of a cover-up in libya. who will take the fall now? the state department dropping a bombshell, hours before the hearings on capitol hill begin. peter doocy live in washington with the preview. peter? >> brian, the state department says they never settled on spontaneous violence tied to that anti-islamic youtube video as the reason for the deadly raid on the american consulate in benghazi and that others did. but in the days after four
americans were murdered there, multiple administration officials kept their public remarks focused on mobs mad about that movie and not on terrorists. >> there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. it is not a reaction to the 9-11 anniversary that we know of. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. >> in fact, this was not a preplanned premeditated attack. >> the state department's regional security officer in libya, mr. nordstrom, will testify today at a noon hearing on capitol hill about the security breakdown in benghazi and we're expecting some bombshell revelations because we
got our hands on an e-mail he sent where he revealed the government of libya was not able to forget the american diplomatic mission and described benghazi as, quote, not an environment where posts should be directed to normalize operations and reduce security resources in accordance with an artificial timetable. special forces security team left libya in august, a few weeks before the attack, and the state department so far is saying they never heard anyone on the ground ask for that team to stay longer. but the leader of that team, lieutenant colonel andrew wood from the utah army national guard, told cbs this week that shortly after he arrived in libya in february, there was pressure from the state department to reduce the amount of security. we'll hear more from him today since he is scheduled to testify as well. back to you. >> brian: so many facets to this. you have t cover-up, you have what did we know ahead of time? security concerns. people coming forward with no ax
to grind, just facts to get out saying security was denied. others saying i knew it was a terrorist attack. others saying now seems like nobody saying the movie individually, that it was the cause. it's going to be a dynamic situation today and the aftermath tonight, tomorrow and the next day, everyone looks to save their careers. >> gretchen: the foreign policy debate october 22 between mitt romney and barak obama, may be the first time we hear the president responding to any of this on the record. >> steve: speaking of presidential politic, let's look at a brand-new rasmussen poll. in addition to polling nationally, what he has done is he's taken a look at all 11 swing states won by president obama in 2008 and take a look at this. right now, governor mitt romney is actually leading the president of the united states by two points. 49-47%. with those swing states, i'm talking about colorado, florida, iowa, michigan, nevada, new hampshire, north carolina, ohio, pennsylvania, virginia and
wisconsin. >> brian: why do they think a combined battle ground state poll even matters is crazy because the president still is doing fine in new hampshire where he's now trail not guilty ohio. he's trailing in ohio and north carolina and struggling in florida and virginia, but he's doing better in nevada. so why combine all those? it makes no sense because each one of them is a separate game. >> gretchen: it is, but i guess it shows that these are the states that will ultimately make the decision, right or wrong, the way the electoral college works. these are the states that are electrical to where the candidates are going now for the next 20 some days before the election. speaking of that, who was in ohio yesterday? we haven't seen him out on the campaign trail with mitt romney as much as of late, but maybe he's going to be now. it's our old friend, governor chris christie of new jersey. >> i feel badly for the president. maybe he still is a little tired from last wednesday night. maybe he's a little --
[ cheers and applause ] -- maybe he's just a little disoriented when he said it. but let me remind, 'cause i want to help the president 'cause he loves me. i'm sure he's out there listening. mr. president, you have lived inside 1600 pennsylvania avenue for four years. if you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago you've earned! [ cheers and applause ] >> brian: how do you follow that? >> steve: i know. you know what? as it turns out, remember, he was on the sunday shows the sunday before the debate and he said mark my words, come thursday morning, everybody is going to be talking about how this whole race is upside down. chris christie was absolutely accurate and there were 12,000 people at that particular rally yesterday either to support mitt romney or to protest barak obama. >> gretchen: chris christie was the only surrogate who really went out on a limb and said that before the debate and some
people were speculating, maybe he was chastised afterward for predicting that. turns out he was the solo guy. >> steve: why is it that mitt romney has a whole bunch of different surrogates who show up on the chat shows and yet the president of the united states just generally has axelrod or gibbs? is it because they've got a message that they want to make sure nobody else botches or they're so practiced in their -- >> brian: very few people in the dugout. think about it, their mvp is bill clinton. the president has a tough decision. he's closing in on pen opinion, but he might need some resources to go to ohio. does he have a shot at michigan? he's within three in michigan. so i know he's got a lot of money, but if he needs ohio, do you say the president's got me in ohio right now with bodies and dollars, do i pull it out of those two places and pour it into the vital state? interesting tactics going on. >> gretchen: there was a report
the other day that that was happening in pennsylvania, that the romney camp was going to move a lot of those resources over to ohio because now it looked like he could actually win. speaking of another swing state, wisconsin. this is a big story because it is a swing state and really it shouldn't matter. it should be just fair all across the board, right? if you need an absentee ballot and you're in the military, you should get it on time to vote november 6, right? well, apparently there are voter fraud allegations going on right now in that state. as many as -- more than 30, right? >> steve: at least 30. >> gretchen: at least 30 wisconsin municipalities failed to send the absentee ballot to military voters before the 45-day deadline according to the former u.s. secretary of veteran affairs. this is a huge problem because now these ballots will not get to them in time and more importantly, they won't get back in time to be counted. >> steve: this information comes to us from the mcguy institute. you know ha they should do? the military should say we're going to allow to you use
fed-ex. we know it's expensive, but we'll get everybody's ballot back. also, coincidentally perhaps, the federal voting assistance program gave wisconsin service members the wrong deadline. they listed the return date seven days after the actual deadline. coincidence? you got to hope. you got to hope somebody behind the scenes isn't trying to keep our men and women from having their votes count. >> brian: i do think back to wisconsin, if ryan does well on thursday, i think that will actually help everything. >> steve: absolutely. >> brian: absentee ballot or not. >> steve: hometown kid wins. >> brian: coming up, ohio voters, do you like your neighbors? we hope so because you might be bailing them out. details of president obama's redistribution plan for the swing state? >> steve: that's right. >> gretchen: brian makes his jet pack dream come true a few weeks ago when we were down in tampa, florida. that's a real close-up of you, my friend. >> brian: i know.
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>> our economy grows from the middle out. not the top down. we believe in a nation where hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, everybody is getting a fair shot. everybody is doing their fair share. everybody is playing by the same rules, not just rules benefitting a few. >> steve: president obama has visited the key swing state of ohio 15 times this year and each time he touts his fair share message of helping the middle class. our next guest says ohio's middle class voters are completely unaware of what perhaps is in store if the president gets reelected to a
second term. stanley certs is a contributing editor for the national review and author. good morning to you. >> thanks for having me. >> steve: in fact, in your -- for the people who are watching right now in the great state of ohio, your message is that if this man is reelected, he plans to redistribute money from the suburbs into the city. >> absolutely, steve. americans don't understand that barak obama is a huge supporter of something called the regional equity movement and the core goal of that movement is to redistribute the wealth of america's suburbs to the cities. suburbanites are the key swing vote increase this election and the suburbanites of ohio are the ultimate swing voters in the ultimate swing state. i want them to know that barak obama has some very specific plans to redistribute their wealth to the cities. >> steve: it's no surprise that a lot of cities across america are struggling financially. the suburbs generally are doing
better. so it would make sense, you go to where the money is and the suburbs have the money. but how would this -- i know they've taken a run at this regional planning thing before, so you're positive that if he gets another four years, he's going to push for that in ohio? >> that's right. the regionalist agenda came very close passage in ohio in 2009-2010. that's because the democrats for the first time in a long time, controlled the government and columbus. and president obama right now is working hard and has been working hard to push regionalism over the top in ohio and there are really two parts to the plan. one is a rare and controversial practice called regional tax base sharing. that's where the state legislature forces suburbs to kick in a big chunk of their tax receipts, which is then given over to cities. so if you're in a suburb and you've passed a special tax for schools, a lot of that could be taken, grabbed and sent over to the cities to bail them out. >> steve: and regional tax based sharing suburbs to bail out the
cities, also with this regional thing, if you are out in the suburbs and you need to build something, but if the city kind of is eyeing your dough, they could put the coo bash on a project, right? >> that's right. the second part of the regional ist agenda is block economic development in the suburbs to force it back in the cities. both of these things were close to passage in 2009-2010 and right now in some very specific ways, barak obama is working to push them over the top in ohio if he gets a second term. >> steve: and the graphic shows the urban growth boundary would perhaps wind up in halting development of highways to the suburbs. you wouldn't think the president of the united states would actually be talking about anything like that, right? well, he did actually mention it back in 2007, or did he? listen to this. >> we need additional federal public transportation dollars flowing to the highest need communities. we don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs if we have people in the cities right now who want to work but
have no way to get to those jobs! >> steve: we don't need to build anymore highways out in the suburbs. is that what he's talking about? >> absolutely. president obama has a program called the sustainable communities initiative. nobody pays any attention to this program. it's got a name that sounds like nobody nopes what sustainannual means. obama has given a lot of money to regionalist planners in northeast ohio. in 2013, they're going to issue their report. they're going to go to the state legislature and at that point, president obama will be able to condition federal money on ohio knuckling under to this plan and it will try to put in place that agenda i mentioned, regional tax based sharing, blocking, economic development out in the suburbs, and barak obama has been lobbying local ohio politicians to push this regional agenda through. he's been working from the white house with some of the very same leftist community organizers who trained him to lobby ohio politicians to push this agenda
through. >> steve: this is a story we have not heard a lot about, especially for the great state of ohio, which is a swing state. so glad you're bringing this up. the book is called "spreading the wealth." thank you very much. >> thanks. >> steve: all right. meanwhile, next up, hey, ladies, you may be in more danger in the economy. dave ramsey is here with the top three ways to turn around your retirement. and things you can do today. her son couldn't get into harvard, so they're superintendent the guy who promised to make it happen [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth.
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>> gretchen: fantastic. thanks so much. why is there this difference in gender? what do you think? >> well, obviously there is still an income difference that there shouldn't be, but there is in the open market as we do the surveys. ladies tend to handle money differently than men. 20 years of financial counseling, they do a better job of assessing risk. they have a security gland that men don't have. so they really avoid risk at a better rate. >> gretchen: interesting. so here are some tips you have to rescue your retirement. so many people are thinking about this right now. especially as we head towards this presidential election. get a realistic snapshot of your finances. okay. and then down size, clean up your debt and save for emergencies. what do you mean? >> you've obviously got to dot same whether you're a man or woman and that is you've got to act your wage. cut down your expenses and get your debt cleaned up. that gives you the margin in your income to be able to
aggressively save for retirement to do whatever catch up you need. >> gretchen: take advantage of your 401(k) and invest for long-term. this really affects retirees because what's the age where you start taking out of your 401(k)? >> you can start taking out at 59 1/2. you're required to on an ira, begin at 70 1/2. but what you want to do is try to set up your portfolio and nest egg where you really don't have to withdraw on it until you have to so that that tax deferred or tax free growth will continue to grow. >> gretchen: very good. let's go to some e-mails now because laurie in new york city has this question. i'm 62. i have less than $100,000 for retirement. i just sold my condo in florida. where should i put my money so it will grow as quickly as possible? >> well, the one thing you don't want to do is panic and try to get rich quick at 62. that's a bad idea. so let's just do good, solid investing. i use for long-term investing, good growth stock mutual funds. at 62, i would spread it across
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romney's son, tag -- is up with of his chief advisors. yeah, when mitt asked him to join the team, he put his arm on his shoulder and said tag, you're it. clean joke. you can tell your kids. >> gretchen: they know them the best, right? your kids, your whole family, less relatives and there was a report out that his family was becoming more involved in his campaign because they felt like it was necessary. >> brian: tag has been quoted a lot lately, especially over the weekend. >> steve: i don't know about you, but i love the olive garden restaurant. i love the bread sticks, love the bottomless bowl of salad and good noodles as well. olive garden and red lobster are part of the carden restaurant group. they employ 180,000 people across the country. as it turns out now, apparently getting ready for obamacare now what they're doing is they're cutting hours of many employees
in four different markets because they simply don't know how much obamacare is going to cost the company going forward. >> gretchen: if they remove them from full time status to part-time status, then the company does not have to pay for their health care. then what happens to those employees? well, then they have to go and pretty much go into the government-run program that is part of obamacare. it's interesting to point out that the ceo of this group has given big dollars to democrats and the company has been ardent supporter of the let's move campaign, which is the healthy initiative that the first lady has been behind. so for this gentleman to come out and say he has to do this in order to survive financially is important. >> brian: they got to try to keep the employees under 50 and do the best they can and keep it at 49 because after 50, you have to give full time benefits to those working full time. >> steve: right, if you got more than 500 employees. what's interesting about this company, though, is the fact
that now they're talking about cutting back on hours because of the unknown cost of obamacare. how they've been able to get along so far? as it turns out, this particular company got a waiver for the affordable care act in 2010 and that's how they were able to do it. now going forward, they don't know exactly how much there is going to be involved because it's so uncertain. uncertainty really is what is behind this next story as well. there's a guy who is a real estate mogul by the name of david siegle. he runs westgate. and look at this. he has sent a letter out to his employees that said, you know, if president obama is reelected, you might lose your job. >> gretchen: i think a lot of small businesses are facing a lot of these questions right now as they're looking at their expenditures and trying to figure out exactly how to make ends meet. one of the arguments that some of the business people has made is that's why hiring has not
been such a rapid pace. companies don't know the uncertainty of obamacare costs, the tax structure for themselves not only with their small business, but personally, and so many of them are going to have to make big changes and here is one of those guys, david siegle. >> with the new obamacare coming in and now the threat of higher taxes, it just means less money to expand our business. we're not going to fire anybody or lay off anybody as a result of who they vote for or who they lean towards. it's just i want them to know what the future holds for them and their families. >> steve: he says that if there are new taxes on him in the form of higher taxes on the successful, our company would have no choice but to reduce the size of our company. we would have to cut back. he doesn't say you got to vote for this guy or that guy.
he just says this is what we're facing. >> brian: one day away from the vice presidential debate between jaden and paul ryan of the biden off the trail for a while preparing in delaware. it's considered a huge debate for the democrats, as well as republicans, especially after president obama's poor performance in his debate. biden's debate prep partner, congressman chris van hollen, release ago video with a scathing attack. >> i served with paul ryan in congress and on the budget committee for years. i know he has an uncompromising and extreme vision for this country. >> brian: okay. mitt romney, though, very confident ryan will do a fine job when offering a their vision to the country. romney says ryan has the edge because the facts and truth are on their side. >> steve: meanwhile, body found in concrete and buried in a backyard is believed to be a missing reporter. florida newspaper reporter sean dugas has been missing since august 27. acting on a tip from pensacola
cops, officers searched a georgia home belonging to twin brothers who reportedly were friends with dugas. the body was in a plastic container in fresh concrete. the brothers, christopher and william, are now under arrest. >> gretchen: their sons didn't get into harvard, now a couple is suing the man who promised to get them there. they paid admissions consultant over $2 million to get their sons into an ivy league school. i guess they didn't have the grades. preferably harvard by making donations on their behalf. but the couple says no donations were ever made. now they are suing the man for fraud. their sons did end up going to ivy league schools. just not harvard. maybe they did have the grades. that's a lot of dough to get into a school. >> steve: last month on "fox & friends," you saw brian make his jet pack dreams come true. remember?
you don't see him like that every day. now, brian, that jet pack can be yours because nieman marcus' annual christmas book is out and this year they're selling a jet pack. this present isn't cheap. the jet pack complete with the safety and training course goes for $99,500. >> brian: this is special note to the executive producer here, last year she got me a pocket chair. i'd rather have this and they're both available on our show. i'll act surprised. don't worry about it. >> gretchen: i'm glad you threw her under the bus 'cause steve and i were going to get you like a cork screw or something. >> brian: i know. hopefully. hopefully this needs batteries. i got to tell you, they've been making people smile around the world for decades with their athleticism and one of a kind basketball skills. you know the music, you know the team. this week harlem globetrotters became the first sporting convenient at the barkley center just built in brooklyn by jay-z. he personally built it all.
joining us with dizzy, big easy loftton and tnt maddux from the globetrotters. congratulations. the first female player in how many years? >> 19. >> 19 years. >> yeah. >> brian: you been able to hold your own? do you get your own locker room? >> yeah. i get to be the princess and i get my own locker room. >> brian: i'm going to go through a little about you. bring the music up. how did you start playing? how did you join the team? >> i started playing around 13 where i convinced some guys to let me play and i fell in love with basketball. then the globetrotters approached me about trying out for the team. so i went through mini camps and here i am. >> brian: big easy, tell me about you. >> that's me over here. >> brian: i apologize. >> i'm from new orleans, louisiana. during hurricane katrina, i was coming out of college, my family evacuated to houston. the globetrotters were doing a charity haven't for the victims of hurricane katrina. i was called in for a workout when i was evacuated from the hurricane. this is my eighth season. >> brian: you you were on the
aaction amazing race," right? >> yeah, i lost twice. >> brian: let's talk to dizzy grant. >> that's right. i went to seat harlem globetrotters when i was seven. my parents bought me my first basketball. this got me started playing. through college, i dreamed of playing professional basketball. here i am now seven years later. >> brian: here is what's different, not only with the pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness, but something you're doing that i never heard of. asking the fans to vote on four new rules put in. for example, in the barkley center, you're playing with two balls. how do you do that? >> we're extremely excited about this. we kicked off our 2013 you write the rules world tour. fans go on our web site and vote for different rules, whether it's the four point shot that we double points in the quarter or play with two basketballs. weak extremely excited and fans could check us out. has been let meglobetrotters.com and buy tickets. >> brian: so listen, we can go
find out more on -- >> harlemglobetrotters.com. >> also we're not only doing this through the month of october, but through the whole 2013 tour to bring awareness to the fight for breast cancer. we have something for you. >> brian: do you? >> yes. >> brian: look at this. this is as close as i will get to a professional basketball team. and some sweat bands. can you do tricks to get us out of here? >> yeah. >> brian: by the way, check them out and find the two rules. >> stop showing off. >> brian: are you kidding me? >> brian: that's a soccer move. >> around the world.
>> brian: treat me like a four-year-old. fantastic. okay. i'm going to play with my buddies, so you take it away. i love the ideas of you make the rules tour. >> thanks for having us.: no pr. >> gretchen: very cool. after that much fun, coming up on the show, the president declared that al-qaeda is really on its heels. is that true? didn't terrorists just murder four americans, including ambassador chris stevens? peter johnson, jr. here with the facts. >> steve: then dr. keith ablow also here. he's on the case of a man who shaved all of his hair off because he thinks bald guys are more successful in business. is that normal or is he a nut? find out within ten minutes
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>> steve: fox news alert. this morning the house oversight committee will start calling witnesses in congressional hearings to find out what happened in the benghazi terrorist attack on our consulate. this morning the state department admitting it never was on board with the white house's version to blame protests on a video. so while congress tries to find out how four americans were murdered and that the american people were lied to, the president is campaigning about how great he's been on terror. >> i said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9-11 and today al-qaeda is on its heels and osama bin laden is no more. >> steve: al-qaeda is on its heels? officials now confirm that is not true. joining us is fox news legal analyst, peter johnson, jr.
>> let's look at the facts. there appears to be a pattern of disinformation, misinformation that borders on deception and disassembling, not telling the truth. look at al-qaeda in iraq. they've doubled in size. their attacks have gone from 735 to 150 a week. look at the death of ambassador stevens which we now understand to be a terrorist attack. look what lara logan, the cbs correspondent said about how washington is white washing the relationship between the taliban and al-qaeda in afghanistan and depicting the taliban as the kinder, gentler new taliban. she's covered it. she says it's not true. look at the "new york times" today. in pakistan, the taliban gunned down a 14-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl who was a children right's activist who was an activist for women who wanted to get an education. the taliban went onto a bus near
catchy, pakistan, and executed her. we know now in syria that the al-qaeda has infilt rated that opposition movement against the syrian government. so we look at syria, we look at pakistan. we look at afghanistan. we look at iraq. we look at embassy protests in yemen and tunisia and egypt which have allegedly been tied to al-qaeda. so we see a resurgence of al-qaeda, resurgence of taliban that is not consistent with the narrative we've been hearing from the administration. >> steve: the white house wants to get the heck out of afghanistan as soon as possible and if al-qaeda is regenerating, that's not helpful and lara logan from cbs, here she is spilling the beans that americans need to know. listen to this. >> head of the c.i.a., other people, officials in the administration love to tell us today that there are only 50 al-qaeda left in afghanistan and the impression that we're given is that they're one drone strike away from obliteration. and that's just simply not true.
they know it's not true. >> steve: she says i chose this subject -- she dave a speech a couple days ago in chicago -- chose the subject because one, i can't stand that there is a major lie being said. >> well there, has been three types of lies. every terrorist incident is a one off or not a terrorist incident at all. the arab spring was a positive optimistic development for the united states. it was never. and it is not. and that the libyan attack was somehow a spontaneous demonstration that resulted from a youtube video has been put to light by the state department, the same folks and the same united nations ambassador that perpetrated this on five television shows that it was a spontaneous event. so there is a pattern of misinformation, disinformation. it appears to be disassembling and deception. it really has to stop because the american people are mature enough to understand the real narrative in the middle east. >> steve: that's right. could be a cover-up.
could be a great big scandal when this administration doesn't need it. peter johnson, jr., thank you. what do you think about that? e-mail us. meanwhile, coming up, does this sound familiar? your friend keeps going back to the same guy even though he keeps cheating on her? is that normal or is that nuts? the doctor knows and keith is next. first, on this date back in 1996 "macarena" number one song. go ahead, dance. you can do it begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow.
ablow to answer the e-mails you sent us. psychiatrist dr. ablow joins us. good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> gretchen: i'm doing great. let's look at the first e-mail. for as long as i can remember, my brother and i have an intense sibling rivalry. we compete over everything to the point where family gatherings are too tense to bother going. is this normal? >> it's not normal. it's crazy. sibling rivalry is normal. but when things get so out of hand that you can't literally go to family gatherings anymore, that's crazy. and crazier still is the fact that you guys haven't figured it out. is it that your parents set two upon one another? what's the real answer? it must be something really loaded otherwise you would have found out. crazy. get help. >> steve: i'm sure you would suggest spending time on your couch. here is another one for you. my friend keeps going back to the same guy who cheats on her and treats her terribly. she claims it's just a
complicated relationship that i won't understand. is she nuts? >> yeah. here is the complicated part, she's crazy. that's what you don't understand, that she's crazy. she's delusional. she thinks she's not lovable. this guy -- crazy. here is the thing. she is lovable, like the rest of us, so she's got to hold that reality firmly and move on. >> brian: all right. my husband recently shaved his head. he read a study saying bald men are more successful in business. is this true or is this just nuts? can we get somebody else in here to answer this? >> this guy is so normal. [ laughter ] he's a superstar. it's crazy. here is the truth, there are some studies showing that bald men seem to be successful in business. some people say it's because they have high levels of testosterone, could be true. and here is something for you. have you ever seen a bald homeless person?
the answer is i haven't. they all have full heads of hair. >> brian: that's a great point. >> why? i don't know. i'm just saying. >> steve: all right. >> if romney were bald, he'd be up 22 points. >> gretchen: oh, my gosh. >> steve: you would know. >> gretchen: we have to go back and see if there have been any bald presidents. >> brian: this was all studied science until the last letter. >> steve: keith, thank you very much. >> take care. see you later. >> gretchen: i do like bald guys, though. for other reasons. >> steve: straight ahead, guess where my legs are? they're in paul newman's pants! the man who made that awesome discovery and made that exclamation found his pants in his basement. you'll hear about it coming up in connecticut. >> brian: i'm so confused. >> gretchen: i am, too. paul ryan reaching out to stacy dash, attacked for supporting mitt romney. should president obama do the same thing? we report, you decide
>>retchen: good morning, everyone. i hope you're gonna have a great wednesday. it's october 10, 2012. i'm gretchen carlson. hours away from a house hearing on the terrorist attack in libya and a stunning admission from hillary clinton's state department about president obama's white house. we are live with the bombshell information. >> steve: governor chris christie laying low since the convention, but he's back with the message for our president. >> if you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago you've earned! [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he's not the only one who feels that way. new poll numbers from swing state voters are backing up the governor of the garden state. >> brian: how do you follow him? and you know this song. ♪ i wish that i had jesse's girl ♪ ♪ i wish that i had jesse's girl
♪ ♪ where can i find a woman like that ♪ >> brian: wow, this morning rick springfield is back with a brand-new album. he's live with us this hour. it's true, and "fox & friends" starts right now. >> steve: it's been a couple of years since rick springfield first appeared on our show and i remember seeing somebody who was in the green room, was so anxious to meet him once upon a time. could be a member of your family tree. >> gretchen: i know who it is. >> brian: my first wife. [ laughter ] >> steve: the first and only wife. >> brian: right, i should say that. >> steve: she is his biggest fan. >> brian: right. she was able to get front row tickets for the concert. she's still thinking about it. she and all her high school friends went to the concert. >> gretchen: he has a new cd out and he'll be joining us at the end of our broadcast. stick around for that. let's do some headlines.
could the book be closing on affirmative action policies for college? in a few hours, the supreme court will hear arguments on whether race should be considered in admission to public college examines universities. the case centers around a girl who says her rights were violated in 2008 when the university of texas rejected her and admitted minority students instead. a man wearing a bullet proof vest and flame retardant pants was arrested at la international airport. but what was in his bag was more disturbing. he was stopped by customs agents after arriving on a flight from japan. in his bag they found a smoke grenade, like this one, body bags, a biohazard suit, handcuffs, knives, a hatchet, and more. the u.s. citizen was heading home to boston. investigate o'ers trying to figure out what he planned to do with all that stuff. but they say he's not cooperating with police. he was one of the most dangerous terrorists in the world. now a stunning new report says anwar al-awlaki may have been
brought down by his wife's shopping list that included dove soap and pantene shampoo. a danish man says that he's a form radical who teamed up with the c.i.a. to infiltrate al-qaeda. the man says he got close to the u.s. born cleric and sent him a u.s. beef stick that helped track him eventually e. also claims he had such close ties to the c.i.a. that even president obama knew him by name. what would you do if you found paul newman's suit? >> no. >> you got to! >> i don't have to do anything i don't want to! you keep forgetting the conditions i agreed to keep on living with you. >> gretchen: if you're peter, you put it o. he found it stuffed in a trash bag in the basement of his apartment building. inside, this taylor's seen listing the climate adds paul newman. he also found a photo of the actor in a pocket. newman lived in west port, connecticut, 30 miles from his apartment in new haven.
>> brian: wow, that's something. i heard he drove around in an old pick up truck. all right. four minutes after the top of the hour. the state department dropping a bombshell on the benghazi terrorist attack. it puts in clear odds with the white house about what exactly happened and what's been said before and after. peter doocy live in washington with more. >> brian, the state department is now saying they never blamed spontaneous violence triggered by anger about that anti-islamic youtube movie for the attack that killed four americans. we've known for weeks that the administration internally labeled the deadly raid a terrorist attack within 24 hours and state department officials last night said the lethality and the number of armed attackers on september 11 was unprecedented in recent diplomatic history, but for days after that attack, administration officials publicly denied terrorist involvement. >> there is no justification,
none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack. it is not a reaction to the 9-11 anniversary that we know of. >> we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. >> in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> at a noon hearing on the hill later today, mr. eric nordstrom, who was the state department's regional security officer in libya, will testify about the security situation in benghazi leading up to the 9-11 terrorist attack. he's already told congressional investigators about 230 specific security incidents and to quote, they paint a clear picture that the environment of libya was fragile at best and could degrade quickly. certainly not an environment where posts should be directed
to normalize operations and reduce security resources in accordance with an artificial timetable. lieutenant colonel wood is the army -- green beret with the utah army national guard who was in charge of a 16-member site security team at the consulate before that team left libya in august and he says that when he arrived in february, there was already pressure from the state department to shrink the size of the security force on the ground and we're going to hear more about that later on today when he testifies in a few hours. back to you. >> gretchen: very important testimony. >> brian: they have secretary of state hillary clinton and the u.n. ambassador, susan rice. so what are they going to say? there is a separation between those two and the rest of the state department and the white house? what side will they be on? >> steve: because to many, it looks like there has been some sort of cover-up going on and hillary clinton at the ends of her tenure as secretary of state, the last thing she wants, 'cause she wants to run for president, is a full blown scandal. but that's what -- >> gretchen: the last thing president obama wants as well is
a full blown scandal 27 days from the election. >> steve: sure. but the thing is if her state department is out there, you know, pushing through susan rice, it was spontaneous, it was about the movie when it wasn't, the one thing that hillary is on the griddle for responsibility wise is the security. would they all be dead today if they had the proper security? a lot of people are asking themselves that. >> brian: right. by the way, i am looking for a scandal. so if you're interested. by the way, mitt romney was getting -- he's getting more personal each day on the stump. here is another example. it turns out one of the navy seals that lost his life has since retired to work in the private sector, he actually ran into him. he knew him. they interacted. glenn dougherty talked about that when he found out the globe dougherty he knew is the one who lost his life in benghazi. listen. >> came in and i met some remarkable people. one of whom was a former navy seal. even after he left the seals, he wanted to continue to make a
difference in the middle east. he cared about the people there and so he volunteered for assign thes to go and provide security. i just learned a few days ago that he was one of the two former navy seals killed in benghazi. it broke my heart. i read a story about him and about the fellow that he was with, the other former navy seal. they were apparently not in the consulate when it was hit. they were apparently in another facility across town and when they heard that the consulate was under attack, they didn't go hide. they didn't hunker down. they got up with some others and came to the consulate, to the aid of their fellows. [ cheers and applause ] that's america. >> gretchen: he within from so many different emotions in that clip there. he was starting out where he was actually chuckling because how did he end up meeting that navy seal? apparently he and ann were going
to neighborhood christmas parties one or two years ago and ended up at the wrong house, but they stayed talking to these folks for an hour and a half before they willed they were at the wrong party. and that's how he ends up meeting this navy seal. he gets into an extended conversation with him because they find out the seal is from massachusetts. of course, where mitt romney had been governor and lived for quite some time. so that's why he's chuckling at the beginning and the sadness tend saying that young map was one of the ones who gave his life there. >> steve: can you imagine being at a christmas party over by the egg nothing, hey, what's the governor doing here? did you invite him? no. >> brian: let's keep him around a while. >> gretchen: he was in the neighborhood. >> steve: now let's talk about how -- remember a couple of weeks ago, many members of the main stream media were talking about how you know those debate, they really don't matter. that was part of their narrative here is the laugh and it is on those pundits and the president of the united states currently down by two, when you take a look at scott rasmussen's swing
state poll. he takes a look at a number of the swing states that president obama lost last time and now as it turns out, the former governor of the commonwealth of massachusetts is leading the president of the united states in those swing states. >> brian: yeah. still trailing new hampshire, still trailing in michigan. still trailing in pennsylvania. this is a tough decision. if you're within three in most of the poll, do you focus still on the ones that you absolutely need like ohio and florida, or do you say, i got a shot at pennsylvania -- >> steve: both. >> gretchen: the first thing do you is check out how many electoral votes the state has, i think, because if new hampshire has three and ohio has a whole lot more than that, you're probably going to focus on? no offense to new hampshire or if you have the manpower and the money to be able to be in all the swing states, then you do that. >> steve: in ohio now, mitt romney is up there as well.
chris christie appeared with him last night and chris christie should be with him every day because, man, is he good at promoting mitt romney. listen. >> i feel badly for the president. maybe he's still a little tired from last wednesday night. maybe he's a little -- [ cheers and applause ] -- maybe he's just a little disoriented when he said it. but let me remind him 'cause i want to help the president 'cause he loves me. i'm sure he's out there listening. mr. president, you have lived inside 1600 pennsylvania avenue for four years. if you can't change washington from inside the white house, then let's get you the plane ticket back to chicago you've earned! [ cheers and applause ] >> brian: he has national power, why did they get the governor of new jersey with 48% approval to go to ohio instead of the 48% approval of governor kasich? both have done tremendous jobs.
i think he's got more national appeal. >> gretchen: all right. so we'll continue to see where christy shows up with mitt romney as we narrow into 27 days before the election. coming up on "fox & friends," two years after he was murdered jet skiing, an arrest in the cold case. will this finally clear his wife of murder once and for all? we'll talk to her after the break. >> brian: then they fight for your freedom, but now being robbed of their right to vote? wait until you hear about this. what's being done to members of our military. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful?
overnight, a 12th death reported in the deadly meningitis outbreak. a latest in florida, there are now at least 119 cases in ten states, but as many as 13,000 people may have received the tainted shot linked to that outbreak. gun rights activists say cook county, which includes chicago, is eyeing a fee on the constitutional right to bear arms. the county board president wants, quote, violence tax on guns and bullets to help close the county's $115 million budget hole. gretch? >> gretchen: thanks very much. two years after the death of david hartley, the american tourist murdered while jet skiing near the mexican border. authorities believe they have arrested the man behind his death. mexican marines recently arrested the man, an alleged drug cartel leader. will this news allow david's family to get the closure it's been looking for? we'll talk to his widow, tiffany. she joins me live from denver.
good morning to you. >> good morning, gretchen. >> gretchen: hard to believe two years have gone by. i think since the last time i spoke to you and i know every day to you is a long one without your husband. what does this arrest mean for you? >> well, a lot of it is we just want to get the information of how is he connected, who is saying that he is connected? i don't believe that he pulled the trigger and shot my husband. i do believe he is part of the cartel and he might have had something to do with saying yeah, go ahead and shoot, or afterwards, maybe he knows, you know, where david's remains are and where he's located. we don't really know. so we're trying to gather that information. >> gretchen: if we want to bring our viewers back to the story, you were with your husband. you were jet skiing on the lake. you were looking at some of the ruins on the mexican side and saw these people coming at you and they shot your husband. you tried to put his body on the
jet ski with you, right, and you were not successful at doing that. >> that's correct, yeah. i tried pulling him out of the water and trying to get him back, but unfortunately, when they came back, i just -- i had to make that survival decision and tried to get out on my own. >> gretchen: when you have contacted the state department, which i know you have done on a weekly basis in the last two years, what have they told you about your husband and trying to get him back and trying to find out who did this to him? >> of course, it's mainly them saying it's an ongoing investigation. just recently in the last several months i've been contacting them weekly trying to ask them about a death certificate, how is that going to i going to be able to receive one knowing mexico is kind of the people who have to issue that in order for me to receive the death certificate. but the nice thing about this
news coming out, mexico for the first time is saying that they do believe the zetas cartel killed david and that he was murdered in mexico and they have never admitted to that in the last two years. for them to admit that is huge. >> gretchen: right. but also it takes you out of the loop because let's be honest, there were people who thought you were involved in your own husband's murder. >> correct, yeah. for the last two years there has been critics and this is the first time they're saying, look, the zeta cartel did murder david hartley and did murder my husband and they're taking me out of that and they're admitting to it. if anything, that's huge for me. >> gretchen: nothing will bring your husband back, but i know that any piece of information and this arrest brings some sort of closure for you. i hope that you can also get the remains of your husband and continue to move your life forward. activey, thanks.
president's campaign against mitt romney. it's interesting because yesterday sesame street asked the campaign hey, can you stop using big bird, please? >> brian: and andrew mitchell said the same thing. >> steve: this morning, robert gibbs says there are no plans to get rid of big bird in the president's ad. so they're doubling down on it. even though it's kind of backfired on them. >> brian: not kind of. they think we're in august. they think it's june when everyone is small ball, played this small stuff that didn't matter. now things are so consequential, after that debate, the president should be addressing everything he didn't have the guts to admit to mitt romney's face. instead, he's taub being big bird when there is a scandal in benghazi, we have corporate earnings in the toilet. he's still kidding about this? >> gretchen: one of the individualsors said they were trying to reach voters who maybe weren't paying attention to politics that much and they were trying to keep it simplistic. this is something we've discussed on this show. is that part of the campaign motivation, to keep things on
the surface and simple? this ad, if you take that one thing out of the debate and you think that was the premise of the entire debate? plus, why would you put a sesame street in that position. it's a 501 c 3. they're asking the obama administration to take down the ad. >> steve: they're taking fire because mitt romney brought it up in the debate where if -- he said i love you jim, but i'm not big on funding pbs and things like that. and a lot of the country feels like why do we actually contribute millions and millions of dollars to public broadcasting? well, michelle obama was in virginia outside of washington, d.c. yesterday. she is pro-big bird. mitt romney was talking yesterday he is against government subsidizing public broadcasting. here they both are. >> we believe in keeping our priorities straight. we all know good ask well that
cutting sesame street is no way to balance the budget. >> food stamps, when the president took office, 32 million people on food stamps. now there are 47 million people on food stamps. these are tough times with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. [ laughter ] >> steve: he's right. >> brian: what an insult to the american people to think we're that stupid, we need a childhood character to drive home the fact that we're voting in november? >> gretchen: exactly. and that that would even be an admission that to keep it simple, stupid, is going to attract more people to your side. >> brian: keep it simple, you are stupid. >> gretchen: i mean, my goodness. again, i'm heartened by how many millions of people watched the debates and i hope just as many watch tomorrow night. the number of mentions for big bird, 8. for libya, zero. for elmo, five. the number of mentions to plans to fix the economy.
zero. >> steve: you got to wonder, at the end of the day, would that big bird ad actually swing anybody to vote for the president over mitt romney? would it? is that going to work? you're going to vote based on that? people need jobs. there are, what, 25 million underemployed in this country right now and we're worried about whether or not big bird is going to wind up with $8 million in taxpayer dough? what happened? that's crazy. e-mail us. >> gretchen: coming up, they fight for your freedom, but now they're being robbed of their right to vote. wait until you hear about theservice being done to members of the service, the military. >> brian: we're hours away from a house hearing on the terrorist attack in libya. this will be ugly. the story has changed again. will we ever get to the truth? our panel is here to weigh in expansesively [ man ] ring ring... progresso
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there. but it has retouched photos when students' eyes have closed. the company offered the girl's family $225 for the mistake and plans to send out corrected versions of the yearbook to students. >> gretchen: my goodness. >> steve: similar thing happened to my daughter, sally. they didn't give her three eye, but apparently there was glare on her glasses, so what they did was they took all the glare out and put in somebody else's eyes. >> brian: that's crazy. >> steve: we're not going to buy that picture. >> brian: same thing happened to me. i showed up to my without a shirt and they air brushed one on me. now to your head lines. they fight for our freedom. but they're outrage -- there is outrage because some members of the military may not be heard in this election. at least 30 municipalities in wisconsin failed to send absentee ballots before the 45-day deadline. former veterans affairs secretary on the behalf of the romney campaign is urging the government accountability board
to extend the deadline. key state. the gab says that requires a court order. good luck. >> gretchen: body found in cement and buried in a backyard is believed to be this man, a missing florida newspaper reporter. he's been miss attention since august 27. acting on a tip from police, officers searched a georgia home belonging to twin brothers who were friends with him. the body was in a plastic container and fresh concrete. the brothers are now under arrest. >> steve: a dying woman put through the wringer by the tsa as she tried to take the last trip of her lifetime. cancer patient michelle danay says agents at seattle airport lifted her shirt, ripped her band annuals and punctured her saline bag in front of everybody in line. when she asked for a private screening, she was denied. >> they just said it was fine, the location we were at was
fine. i did everything they -- they did everything i asked them to do. >> steve: they said, quote, any time a passenger requests a private screening, they should be granted one. they're right. >> gretchen: actress stacy dash getting a big show of support from paul ryan after she was attacked on twitter for supporting mitt romney. dash says paul ryan called her to say both he and mitt romney appreciate her support and that she was brave to speak out. on sean hannity's program last night, backlash author said this is nothing new. >> the real war is against black female conservatives, black conservatives. there is a war on women. that's the real war on women. >> gretchen: the big question now, will president obama reach out to stacy dash as did he for sandra fluke after she got criticized for speak out. now it's time to do a weather forecast. >> steve: look where it's raining. portion of the great lakes, through the ohio valley. also a little action here in new york city. i see people out on the street with umbrellas at this moment. action in south florida and some
just to the north of san francisco. otherwise the balance of the country, nice and dry. current temperatures, we've got 20s and 30s out in the northern plains. 60s and 70s across much of dixie land. back through texas and later today on this wednesday, it's going to be 72, room temperature, in raleigh. 88 in san antonio and for our friends who are watching right now in cleveland and the ohio valley, temperatures today in the 50s. mr. kilmeade, over to you and the brian bunch. >> brian: right. almost a month has passed since that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya which killed four americans including ambassador stevens. today a house committee will finally attempt to uncover who knew what and when they knew about the attack and what was the impetus for the attack. will they expose a possible cover-up by the obama administration? why does the state department seem to be running away from the white house's conclusion? let's ask senator d'amato. rick newman also here.
and yahoo green is here -- jehmu green is here. senator, the state department making it clear their conclusion was a terrorist attack under secretary -- made a clear they thought it was a terrorist attack. never mentioned the movie in a private briefing. >> well, it's obvious that it was a terrorist attack and we didn't have to wait this long to figure it out. if you look at that time and saw the scope, the magnitude, what took place, and then if you look at the state department warnings, warnings from its top security official, eric nordstrom, he said, we need beefed up security. guess what? they withdrew personnel, notwithstanding the top security officer if tripoli saying we need more security. they withdrew it because they said they wanted to normalize, they wanted things to look better. now, that is ridiculous. >> brian: so you have people covering themselves.
rick, i thi a separation between ambassador rice, secretary of state clinton, and the other state department employees, the full timers, the lifers. do you see that happening today? >> yeah. there's a lot of confusion. we heard about this the first -- first it was a mob action. now it seems like a terrorist attack. i think the real question is what do you do about it? we've got a president running for reelection. there needs to be some kind of response here, but the way the united states responds to this will ricochet everywhere in the middle east. obviously it is important for what's going on in syria, iran, other places. there needs to be a response. let's hope there will be. but they need to get it right. there is nothing wrong with taking time to figure out who did it and what the proper, thorough and professional response. >> brian: jehmu, do you think the secretary of state and the ambassador to the u.n. susan rice will be left out to dry by the state department employees and the white house? >> no, i don't think that's where this is going to end up and i think we should welcome as much investigation into this as possible, which is exactly where the administration has gone. but a part of that investigation can't just be a focus on
partisanship and that's what really concerns me, when you have the house republicans, not including the democratic members of the committee in the information leading up to this committee hearing. >> brian: i agree. >> are they going to go to their colleagues and say, why did you gut almost $300 million from the request from the obama administration for construction and for security at our embassy? >> brian: here is the quote, the white house asked if the tate department agreed with the white house conclusion that it was sparked by the video of a planned terrorist attack, the official said that is the question you would have to ask others. that is not and has not been our conclusion. meanwhile, the president on the stump talking about what he's done to al-qaeda. listen. >> i told you i'd end the war in iraq and i did. [ cheers and applause ] i said i'd end the war in afghanistan and we are. [ cheering ] i said we'd refocus on the people who actually attacked us on 9-11 and today al-qaeda is on
its heels and osama bin laden is no more. >> brian: among the people who challenged al-qaeda being on its heels sadly, lara logan, cbs reporter saying afghanistan they're back, talk to the taliban who senator was saluting the infiltration of al-qaeda and teaching them terror methods. >> there is no doubt that they are a strong adversary, that they are leading the terrorist attacks, that they are spreading their tentacles. this war -- >> brian: it's wrong? >> yeah. we don't have them on their heels. we haven't won in afghanistan. we should have gotten out sooner. not later. this is ridiculous. we are propping up a government that is corrupt and we're talking about oh, we're normalizing relations. you know, it's a sad -- >> brian: rick, i want to get new on this because all over north africa, we find out that there are cells thriving of al-qaeda. >> the death of al-qaeda has been greatly exaggerated. i think it's fair to say. there is a big difference
between killing osama bin laden and killing al-qaeda. this is like those whack a jihaddist. president obama should be very jew dishes about how he characterizes. it's great to say he killed osama bin laden. al-qaeda will be a problem for a long time. >> brian: jehmu, do you think the president should amend that message as soon as today? >> i don't think anyone is questioning the fact that he has decimated many al-qaeda leadership. but we also have to keep in mind that when you look at what happened in libya, when the libyan people rose up and went after those insurgents, that's why we have to stay engaged. that's why we have to make sure we have those diplomats and the democracy that is going to ultimately get rid of these terrorist factions. >> brian: i would totally agree with you. i think we have to understand that al-qaeda is not going anywhere and that might be the wrong edge in to tell the american people who were told this is going to be a generational war. thanks to awful you. i want you to stick around on this topic. got another one coming your way.
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♪ i wish that i had jesse's girl ♪ ♪ . >> gretchen: what is it about songs like "jesse's girl" that still have us singing 30 years after it became a huge hit? our next guest knows about the power of music and what makes the fans keep coming back for more. who is it? rick springfield. back with a new album called
"songs for the end of the world." >> steve: that's up tempo. >> it's an energetic up album. it's a little tongue in cheek, title, because of the mayan calendar thing. but the guy who co-produced it, we talk on the road, we've been talking a lot about what's going on in the world. it's real. i think we're get to go a point where there may be no coming back. we seem to be only to be able to think beyond our kids, one generation. like thinking of a billion. you can't picture more than one generation. i don't think we're taking care of the earth and all the crazy stuff that's going on. i think people feel -- >> brian: when i feel that way, i watch the jetsons because i realize that is truly a look into the future. >> you got to listen to my record 'cause it's a sound track for, if we go out. >> gretchen: let's talk about your fans because i found it fascinating to learn in your documentary that is going to be coming out that you didn't realize that you had this
amazing fan base right from the beginning, right? >> yeah. it came as a bit of a shock. you don't realize that some of these people have been with an artist -- me for 30-plus years. they've gone through a lot of stuff and my music has been part of their life and there is really amazing stories in this documentary that really amazing things, incredible things i've been through. >> brian: which reminds me of a personal story. that goes back to my house. when my wife and her high school friends rented a limo, went into the city and saw you up close and personal. not only that did it mean a lot to them and that's dawn and three of her best friends. >> steve: is that picture of rick from your wife's camera? >> brian: she had the first row. >> that's the photo? >> yeah. >> brian: that's a professional photographer. actually that is you on stage. i think you were sweating a lot. >> i do recognize it's me and i probably was sweating on her if she was that close. >> brian: you are a tattooed man, which is something else we find out.
we'll see steve's tattoos. there you are. that's an example of the legacy of your success. they can not wait to see youfully person again. >> we just came from the subway. we took a walk through the subway and islam playing acoustic with fans following us. i wasn't sure how it was going to work. >> brian: you earning extra money? >> i make three bucks. [ laughter ] >> steve: remember, declare that on your income tax. you got this documentary "affair of the heart." it looks at you, your career and how you're still going strong. you do 80 shows a year right now. but it's not just women who like you and love you. there are a lot of guys who like your music. >> i think the new stuff has brought some guys in and doing shows. >> steve: there is a story about a father and a son in the movie. >> what's that? yes, yes, there is. i was still thinking of californiacation. there's a great story about a kid that his dad introduces him
to my music early. he's playing his own music. and i mean, there is a million stories. one story about the lady that was a pastor -- i mean, gang raped and through my music, i did a number that was a kind of angry -- i was going through some stuff. she used that album to help her get through the anger of that whole thing. >> steve: that's got to make you feel good. >> i mean, it's very humbling 'cause i just sit down and write a couple of songs. but i know -- i had that as a kid. i had that connection as a fan to other artists. >> brian: is it easy to go through as a musician knowing you could fall back on your medical background from "general hospital." >> i'm really like your questions. [ laughter ] >> brian: is he on the show all the time? >> gretchen: he actually is. >> yeah, when i was on "general hospital," when i was on a plane going to new york, and the thing
came over -- is there a doctor on board, you know. everybody turns around and looks at me. [ laughter ] it's a tv show. i'm an actor! >> brian: in the fake scrubs. >> gretchen: you're a go singer. check out the new cd and the new documentary. coming up on "fox & friends," mitt romney's gaining ground nationally. but is that surge helping senate races that could change the balance of power on the hill as well? larry sabato with the answer coming up next. >> brian: let's check in with martha mccallum at the top of the hour. find out what you have planned. have you planned anything? >> gee, i don't know, brian. but i did always think he was a doctor. >> brian: there you go. >> thank you very much. coming up, we are going to talk obviously about the benghazi hearings that are happening this morning on capitol hill. what really happened there. is al-qaeda as a threat growing right now overseas? that's a big question. we've got bob corker,ing onman eye is a here. and ann romney joins us. she gives it to the obama campaign in this interview and
>> steve: crystal ball time. the presidential election isn't the ohm important race to follow. there are also some major state races on the federal level that could impact the balance of power in the u.s. senate. dr. larry sabato is a professor much political science at the university of virginia. he is here with a preview of what i'm talking about. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: let's start with -- we're going to put up a graphic so people understand what the delicate balance of power is
right now in the u.s. senate. the democrats, as you can see, hold 51 seats. the republicans have 47. the republicans would love to have a number like 51. there are three races that you say could actually impact that balance of power. let's start in massachusetts where it's elizabeth warren versus the incumbent, scott brown, the republican. >> yes. if this were a midterm election, i put a lot of money on scott brown. the problem for scott brown is, barak obama is going to get close to maybe exceed 60% of the vote in massachusetts. even though that was where romney was governor. that is a big coat tail for any democrat. it's tough to swim against the coat tail. if anybody can do it, it's scott brown, but if he wins, that is going to be a race we'll study for many, many years. >> steve: all right. let's talk about in indiana where it's joe donnelly, the democrat, versus richard murdoch, the republican.
>> yes. that's richard lugar's seat or the seat he has occupied since 1977. he was defeated in the republican primary by state treasurer richard murdoch. some of the lugar supporters were not happy about that. they seem to be on fence and even supporting the democrat, joe donnelly. so it is a toss-up race, though i think in the end, murdoch will pull it out because mitt romney is going to win indiana going away. you may remember that obama won that state four years ago. not this time. >> steve: all right. let's talk now finally about wisconsin. it's baldwin versus thompson. >> this is a puzzler, steve. it really is. i had thought originally, most people did, that tommy thompson would have a fairly easy time winning this seat. well, it is either a tie or it's leaning democratic. but let's remember, paul ryan is on the ticket, so you're going to have a lot of republican enthusiasm. it's the state of governor scott walker. and the presidential race is
still competitive there. so this one could tighten up. it's one to watch and it could be one of the critical races determining control of the senate. >> steve: and you just mentioned the presidential race. real quickly, larry, it looks like romney has gotten a bounce out of the debates. is it permanent or could it just be a blip? >> nothing is permanent, even when you only have 27 days to go. we've got two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. romney has to keep up the momentum in the remaining two presidential debates. the expectation now with him in the expectations game. >> steve: larry sabato, thank you for joining us live. >> thanks. >> steve: more "fox & friends" two minutes that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
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